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Duke University's Washington Duke Scholars Program is a merit scholarship for exceptional, first-generation, low-income students. The scholarship provides rigorous academic experiences, personal enrichment and professional development -- and covers the full cost of a Duke education.

Welcome to the Washington Duke Scholars Program

Established in 2016, Duke University's Washington Duke Scholars Program reflects the spirit of Washington Duke, an industrialist and philanthropist who never had the opportunity to attend college.  Scholars are selected for their outstanding achievements, resilience, and commitment to social engagement. Apply to Duke!

Benefits

Washington Duke Scholars receive more than a scholarship covering the full cost of a Duke education. They also receive mentorship, funding for summer professional opportunities, and a brand new laptop. Ongoing enrichment opportunities and faculty engagement are also part of the package.

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